Professor Bayraktar received his BS, MSc and PhD from Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey in 1988, 1991 and 1995, respectively. He joined the faculty at the Karadeniz Technical University in 1989 where he served at first as an Assistant Professor in 1995, an Associate Professor in 1996 and then a Professor of Structural Engineering between 2003-. He has been as a visiting professor at University of California, Irvine. Bayraktar has been working on the analytical and experimental dynamic and seismic behavior of structures. He is ranked among the top 1.4% scientists in Civil Engineering in accordance to the Global Database produced by Stanford University (Top 2% scientists-2020 and 2021). He has 173 international journal papers in SCI/SCIE and over 250 other publications, national and international research and application projects, many journal reviewers, many conference scientific committee members and many invited speakers. He supervised and examined many MSc and PhD students. He is a member of journal and conference editorial boards. Between 2004-2007 and 2007-2013 years, he served as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University, respectively.


Research Interests:

Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring



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